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An introduction to
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The Ring Programming Language

Version 1.0

The Ring is an Innovative and practical general-purpose multi-paradigm scripting language that can be embedded in C/C++ projects, extended using C/C++ code and/or used as standalone language. The supported programming paradigms are Imperative, Procedural, Object-Oriented, Functional, Meta programming, Declarative programming using nested structures, and Natural programming. The language is portable (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Android, etc.) and can be used to create Console, GUI, Web, Games and Mobile applications. The language is designed to be Simple, Small, Flexible and Fast. Its Dynamic Language (Dynamic Typing and Weakly Typed) that compile the source code to byte code then execute it by the Ring Virtual Machine, which is integrated with the Ring Compiler in one program. The first version of the language (around 100,000 lines of C/C++/Ring code) is released on January 25th, 2016

BasicEdit

Getting StartedEdit

VariablesEdit

OperatorsEdit

Control StructuresEdit

Getting InputEdit

FunctionsEdit

ListsEdit

StringsEdit

Date and TimeEdit

Check Data Type and ConversionEdit

Mathematical FunctionsEdit

IntermediateEdit

FilesEdit

System FunctionsEdit

Eval() and DebuggingEdit

Demo ProgramsEdit

ODBC FunctionsEdit

MySQL FunctionsEdit

Security and Internet FunctionsEdit

AdvancedEdit

Object Oriented Programming (OOP)Edit

Declarative Programming using Nested StructuresEdit

Natural Language ProgrammingEdit

Functional ProgrammingEdit

Reflection and Meta-programmingEdit

Extension using the C/C++ languagesEdit

Embedding Ring Interpreter in C/C++ ProgramsEdit

Command Line OptionsEdit

Web Development (CGI Library)Edit

Code Generator for wrapping C/C++ LibrariesEdit

Graphics and 2D Games programming using RingAllegroEdit

Desktop and Mobile development using RingQtEdit